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Get hundreds of tips and more than 50 recipes in Julia Usher's book, Cookie Swap.


Display of summer party cookies


Cookie swaps are not just for Christmas anymore! Cookie Swap: Creative Treats to Share Throughout the Year shows that the cookie swap is perfectly suited not only to holiday gatherings but also to garden parties, showers, children's birthdays, summer get-togethers, and more. A cookie swap has all the same traits that make a potluck so effortless to host. Plus, the idea of a party all about cookies is simply irresistible, no matter what the season.


  • Look before you leap
  • Heed orders
  • Mind your measures
  • Don't take sides
  • Bulk up
  • Give your cookies space

Discover specific tips to help you master each of the 7 basic cookie types inside Cookie Swap: Creative Treats to Share Throughout the Year.


Top Dogs with Coffee Cream Filling

Makes 2 to 2½ dozen
(2½-inch) sandwich cookies

  • Complexity: average
  • Active time: 2 hrs.
  • Cookie Type: Piped; sandwich

Here’s a backyard barbeque look-alike to take your summer swap over the top.


Fun in the Sun

It’s steaming hot, and the long, lazy days of summer are settling into a slow and steady rhythm that calls for chilling out with family and friends. Supplement your next backyard barbeque or picnic at the shore with this whimsical swap, splashed with playful colors and sunny citrus flavors.

  • Fan-tastic Invitations
  • Beachy Keen

Discover additional ideas to help you plan a memorable party inside Cookie Swap: Creative Treats to Share Throughout the Year

cookie welcome bouquet
peanut butter and jelly sandwich cookies
top dog cookies
graham cracker sand filled beach bucket